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On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, host Dan Skinner talks with Max Filby, health and medicine reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. Topics include recent developments with vaccination supply and demand, a recent ebola scare, and lessons learned from the pandemic, both for reporting and for public health in Ohio.

Rick Hodges, Executive in Residence at Ohio University and former Director of the Ohio Department of Health talks with Dan Skinner about Ohio's response to the COVID19 pandemic. Topics include differences between the current moment with COVID19 and Ohio's experience with ebola during Hodges' time at ODH; the frustrating politics of the current moment; and the federal response (or lack thereof) to COVID19.

Ohio Public Radio

The two men whose names are on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court.

New Turnpike Director Named

Dec 18, 2014
cleveland.com

The Ohio Turnpike Commission says a former board member will take over as the agency's new director on December 22nd.

Hodges Confirmed As State Health Director

Nov 20, 2014
odh.ohio.gov

The former head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission has been confirmed as Ohio's new health director over the objections of Democrats and health professionals who say he's unqualified. 

Ohio Senate Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing On ODH Director Nominee

Nov 13, 2014
Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio Senate Committee yesterday approved Governor John Kasich's nominee for state health director, paving the way for a floor-vote.

Ohio Turnpike Commission

For the first time in 16 years, the director of the Ohio Department of Health won’t be a doctor.

Toledo Blade

Ohio Governor John Kasich has tapped the state's turnpike commission director to lead the Department of Health.